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What is Dehydrated Alcohol Injection, USP?
Dehydrated Alcohol Injection, USP consists of not less than 98% by volume of ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Dehydrated alcohol is hypobaric in relation to the cerebrospinal fluid. It is injected proximate to nerve tissues and into spinal subarachnoid spaces to produce degeneration of nerve function (neurolysis) for control of chronic pain. 1
Dehydrated Alcohol is Also Known as…
Dehydrated alcohol is also known as anhydrous ethanol or absolute ethyl alcohol. 2
What is Dehydrated Alcohol (Ethanol) Injection Used For?
Alcohol produces injury to tissue cells by dehydration and precipitation of protoplasm. When alcohol is injected in close proximity to nerve tissues, it produces neuritis and nerve degeneration (neurolysis). Deliberate injury to selected spinal nerves, peripheral nerves, or ganglia by injection of alcohol results in more or less enduring block of sensory, motor and autonomic function. 3
Dehydrated Alcohol for Injection Indications
Dehydrated Alcohol Injection, USP is indicated for therapeutic neurolysis of nerves or ganglia for the relief of intractable chronic pain in such conditions as inoperable cancer and trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux), in patients for whom neurosurgical procedures are contraindicated. Relief of trigeminal neuralgia usually is only temporary. Other conditions for which injection of alcohol has been reported include glossopharyngeal neuralgia, angina pectoris and severe claudication due to peripheral vascular insufficiency. 1
Alcohol concentrations of 40 to 50% (prepared by appropriate dilution of dehydrated alcohol) have been used for epidural or individual motor nerve injections to control certain manifestations of cerebral palsy and spastic paraplegia. Similar concentrations also have been injected for celiac plexus block to relieve pain of inoperable upper abdominal cancer, and have been injected intra-and subcutaneously for relief of intractable pruritus ani. 1
Why Was There a Dehydrated Alcohol Drug Shortage?
The price of a 10-vial pack of an injectable medicine called dehydrated alcohol is expected to jump from about $1,300 to $10,000. Belcher Pharmaceuticals won approval for its version of the drug, Ablysinol, for use with a specific heart procedure (treating hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a rare cardiac illness). The drug won orphan designation, a special status given to drugs that treat rare diseases or conditions, which grants patent exclusivity so that other drug makers cannot market dehydrated alcohol until 2025. 4,5
Where Can I Buy Dehydrated Alcohol for Injection (Ethanol)?
Dehydrated Alcohol Injection, USP Specifications.
- Manufacturer: AKORN
- NDC #: 17478-0503-05
- Size: 5 ML MULTI-DOSE VIAL
- NDC Drug Form: SOLUTION
- SKU: DEH050305PR
- NDC Strength: 0.98 ML/ML
- NDC Drug Route: INJECTION
- NDC Name: DEHYDRATED ALCOHOL
Medically reviewed by FFF Enterprises, Inc. - Last updated on May 19, 2021
February 13, 2020
- 1 FFFenterprises.com. Dehydrated Alcohol Injection, USP Prescribing Information. Nov. 2017. Accessed at - https://www.fffenterprises.com/assets/downloads/product-information/AKORN/pi-DEHYDRATED_ALCOHOL.pdf
- 2 Drugs.com. Dehydrated Alcohol. Nov. 26, 2020. Accessed at – https://www.drugs.com/inactive/dehydrated-alcohol-402.html.
- 3 Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. Dehydrated Alcohol-dehydrated alcohol injection solution. Jul. 18, 2014. Accessed at - https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=6361091f-c341-4bc7-a2a5-bd6ea73cc028&audience=consumer.
- 4 Beckershospitalreview.com. Why price of dehydrated alcohol is going from $1,300 to $10K, Alia Paavola, Feb. 12, 2020. Accessed at - https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/pharmacy/why-price-of-dehydrated-alcohol-is-going-from-1-300-to-10k.html.
- 5 Statnews.com. After a new version of a decades-old drug gets orphan status, the price suddenly skyrockets, Ed Silverman, Feb. 12, 2020. Accessed at - https://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2020/02/12/dehydrated-alcohol-orphan-drugs-prices/